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    May 15, 2016

    PENTECOST

    Last Year (2015) Sunday, May 24
    Present Year (2016) Sunday, May 15
    Next Year (2017) Sunday, June 4

     

    To descent of the Holy Spirit on Jesus Christ’s disciples, the feast of Pentecost is celebrated on a large scale by the Christian people.  The fest of Pentecost is also known as Pentecost Sunday and Whit Sunday.  In the different parts of the world, this occasion is celebrated with excitement and enthusiasm.  It is considered to be the most joyous moment for many Christians around the globe.   In many churches, special activities and services are organised for the devotees to make them familiar with the celebration of Pentecost, its history and the significance of the festival.

    Moreover, it is also popularly known as ‘Bread and Cheese Day’. People organise celebrations in venues such as parks or community halls. Pentecost is the most popular festival when Christians celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is celebrated on the Sunday 50 days after Easter. It is a happy festival, which is celebrated by the ministers in church ad they wear robes with red in the design as a symbol of flames in which the Holy Spirit came to earth.

    When it comes to symbols then it includes flames, the wind, the breath of God and a love.  The origin of this festival comes from a Jewish harvest festival called Shavuot.  For all Christians in the different parts of the world and it is emphasised particularly.  The number of activities includes speeches from special guests, music, food, activities for children, and opportunities for people to socialise.

    Not only this,   the feast of Pentecost is also a day allocated for baptisms in some churches.  Around the globe, there are many Christians that recognise this festival as the birth ceremony of Christian Church.

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